ERIC Number: ED357838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
A Guide for Supervisors and Trainers on Implementing "The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood, Third Edition."
Dodge, Diane Trister; And Others
This guide is designed for early childhood educators who are helping their staffs implement the Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood, a curriculum that is based on child development theory and is developmentally appropriate for preschool and kindergarten children. A carefully organized and rich environment serves as the focus of this curriculum. Part 1 of the guide contains three sections discussing respectively: (1) reasons for introducing the new curriculum; (2) support and encouragement of staff development during curriculum implementation; and (3) the use of classroom visits by supervisors as a way to provide technical assistance to staff and to fine-tune the program. Part 2 offers workshop outlines and handouts for conducting staff development sessions. This part contains 12 sections, the first of which suggests workshop strategies for trainers while the second outlines a workshop that provides staff with an understanding and appreciation of the curriculum's child development focus. The following 10 sections each describe workshops devoted to a particular topic: (1) blocks; (2) house corner (dramatic play); (3) table toys; (4) art; (5) sand and water; (6) the library; (7) music and movement; (8) cooking; (9) computers; and (10) the outdoors. Each workshop emphasizes the value of its topic area to child development through exercises, activities, discussions, and handouts. Two appendices provide a copy of the Creative Curriculum Self-Assessment and Observation Form, and staff development forms. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Child Caregivers, Classroom Observation Techniques, Curriculum Development, Day Care Centers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Problem Solving, Professional Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Staff Development, Supervisors, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Guides, Training Methods
Teaching Strategies, Inc., P.O. Box 42243, Washington, DC 20015 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For an earlier version of this document, see ED 348 135.